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Terrifying Real Animals

Francesco Costa via Wikimedia Commons // CC BY-SA 3.0
Francesco Costa via Wikimedia Commons // CC BY-SA 3.0

20 Terrifying Animals That Could Have Come Straight Out of a Horror Movie. I don’t see how the Venezuelan poodle moth could be… oh dear, yes it is.
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A teenage Syrian refuge refused to leave home without his puppy. Aslan Al Hakim carried little Rose more than 300 miles to safety in Greece.  
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Please Please Me: the Beatles’ First Album. Eddie Deezen describes the one-day recording session.
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New U.S. government guidelines for nutrition may not be as scientific as you would think. Critics say it doesn’t take the latest findings into account.   
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Enjoy an animated visualization of Chopin’s Etude, opus 25  #1, in A-flat major. Stephen Malinowski and his Music Animation Machine make it look as pretty as it sounds.   
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How Well Do You Know Your Toes? I bet you can’t identify them all without looking.
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Inside the tax havens that are helping the 1 percent steal trillions of dollars. An estimated $7.6 trillion is hidden away in nations that cater to the rich.
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How & Why Do Leaves Change Color? I figured it was to make them easier to see while you rake them up, but the real answer is a bit more complicated.

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How A Wrinkle in Time Inspired Female Scientists
Atsushi Nishijima, Disney Enterprises, Inc.
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True Stories of How A Wrinkle in Time Inspired Female Scientists. The right book at the right time can change the world.

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How a Pile of Unpaid Bills Led to Washington, D.C. The new city was to be a haven from angry creditors.

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At the NBA All-Star Game, Fergie Performed "The Star Spangled Banner" as a Sultry Torch Song. The response was not so much outrage as it was laughter.

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Hawai‘i’s Last Outlaw Hippies. They've been squatting in the Kalalau Valley for 50 years, but that's coming to an end.

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The Insect That Painted Europe Red. When Conquistadors brought cochineal insects back from the Aztec empire, the color they produced made Spanish dyers rich.

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A New Model Predicts That the 'Ideal' Mammal Is 2.5 Times Bigger Than an Elephant. That model assumes adequate resources from an abundant Earth.

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New York’s Oldest Dim Sum Restaurant and the Secrets of Chinatown. Take a tour of Doyers Street, also known as Bloody Angle.

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15 of History's Greatest Mad Scientists. How being downright insane can lead to thinking outside the box.

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5 Surprising Things DNA Has Revealed About Our Ancestors
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Five Surprising Things DNA Has Revealed About Our Ancestors. Our genes are largely the result of travel and intermingling.

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The Top 10 National Parks You've Probably Never Heard Of. One of them may be closer to you than you thought.

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The Well-Dressed Suffragist. If you're going to protest, you'll need to buy a charming new hat.

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The Presidential Portrait That Was the “Ugliest Thing” LBJ Ever Saw. (The artist did not take that comment kindly.)

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In the game Robot Mind Meld, the object is to come up with the same word as a robot in as few steps as possible. Keep in mind that the robot is not as intuitive as you are.

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The Father Of Artistic Figure Skating. It was all about making a perfect figure 8 on the ice until Jackson Haines came along.

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Amazon's Big Gamble on Grocery Delivery. What impact could a giant competitor have on existing businesses?

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President John Tyler's Grandsons Are Still Alive. Tyler took office in 1841, and eventually had 15 children.

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